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6 Minute Software Development

A podcast for developers or tech leads looking for quick tactics to improve day-to-day performance, in 6 minutes or less. Hosted by Josh Hornby.

Product Minded Engineers

<strong>Topics:</strong><ul> <li>What is a Product Minded Engineer </li> <li>Highlight some of their key traits</li> <li>How can you become more of a product minded engineer?</li> <li>Gergely Orosz - <a href="https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/the-product-minded-engineer/">The Product-Minded Software Engineer</a> </li> </ul><strong><br>About the host:<br><br></strong>I'm Josh Hornby, a software developer from Manchester, England. I enjoy building software and managing development teams. With nearly a decade of software development experience, I understand the connections between strategy, development teams, and business goals.<br><br>I'm currently the Head of Development at a car finance startup based in the UK.<br><br><strong>Links:</strong><ul> <li> <a href="https://joshhornby.com/newsletter">Monday Memo Newsletter</a> - Every Monday I send out a newsletter containing some thoughts, life lessons and interesting content I discovered on the internet that week. No matter what, I promise that each edition will be fresh and worthy of your attention.</li> <li>Find me on <a href="https://twitter.com/joshua_hornby">Twitter - @joshua_hornby</a> </li> <li>Or over on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshhornby">LinkedIn</a> where I post often frequently.</li> </ul>

How to Write Better Developer Job Ads

<strong>Topics:</strong><ul> <li>First impressions count, you should aim to impress candidates at all stages of the application process</li> <li>Should you be paid for time spend working on tech tasks?</li> <li>The structure of a good job advert</li> <li>Share real examples of the work you can be expected to do at the company, list recent projects the team has worked on</li> <li>Basecamp always post great job descriptions, <a href="https://m.signalvnoise.com/basecamp-is-hiring-a-senior-programmer/">this one is no different</a>.</li> </ul><strong><br>About the host:<br><br></strong>I'm Josh Hornby, a software developer from Manchester, England. I enjoy building software and managing development teams. With nearly a decade of software development experience, I understand the connections between strategy, development teams, and business goals.<br><br>I'm currently the Head of Development at a car finance startup based in the UK.<br><br><strong>Links:</strong><ul> <li> <a href="https://joshhornby.com/newsletter">Monday Memo Newsletter</a> - Every Monday I send out a newsletter containing some thoughts, life lessons and interesting content I discovered on the internet that week. No matter what, I promise that each edition will be fresh and worthy of your attention.</li> <li>Find me on <a href="https://twitter.com/joshua_hornby">Twitter - @joshua_hornby</a> </li> <li>Or over on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshhornby">LinkedIn</a> where I post often frequently.</li> </ul>

How can you measure the health of your development team?

<strong>Show Notes:<br><br>Questions I use to measure the health of a development team:</strong><ol> <li>Does the team use source control?</li> <li>Is code peer reviewed?</li> <li>Can you make a build in 1 step?</li> <li>Do you make a build every time a change is merged?</li> <li>Do you fix bugs before writing new code?</li> <li>Do you write tests to verify a bug before fixing the bug?</li> <li>Is the code coverage greater than 80%?</li> <li>Do you have an issue tracking system?</li> <li>Does your team have the best tools?</li> <li>Do you have automated unit, integration and system tests?</li> <li>Are the unit tests automatically run before a change is merged?</li> <li>Are the integration and systems tests automatically run before you deploy/release?</li> <li>Do you deploy/ship the artefacts that were tested?</li> <li>Do you have a prioritised record of your technical debt?</li> </ol><ul> <li>Find me on <a href="https://twitter.com/joshua_hornby">Twitter - @joshua_hornby</a> </li> <li>If you like the show then you'll enjoy my <a href="https://joshhornby.com/newsletter">monthly newsletter</a>, it contains lots of interesting stuff related to <strong>software engineering</strong> &amp; <strong>tech leadership</strong>.</li> </ul>

What I wish I knew as a Junior Software Developer

<strong>Show Notes:</strong><ul> <li>View the <a href="https://joshhornby.com/blog/advice-to-my-younger-software-developer-self">blog post</a> which inspired this article</li> <li>Find me on <a href="https://twitter.com/joshua_hornby">Twitter - @joshua_hornby</a> </li> <li>If you like the show then you'll enjoy my <a href="https://joshhornby.com/newsletter">monthly newsletter</a>, it contains lots of interesting stuff related to <strong>software engineering</strong> &amp; <strong>tech leadership</strong>.</li> </ul>

Book Review: An Elegant Puzzle By Will Larson

<strong>Show Notes:</strong><ul> <li>Buy "An Elegant Puzzle" on Amazon - <a href="https://amzn.to/3sWx7aT">https://amzn.to/3sWx7aT</a> </li> <li>Some great resources on Will's blog<ul> <li>First 90 Days as CTO - <a href="https://lethain.com/first-ninety-days-cto-vpe/">https://lethain.com/first-ninety-days-cto-vpe/</a> </li> <li>Model -&gt; Document -&gt; Share -<a href="https://lethain.com/model-document-share/">https://lethain.com/model-document-share/</a> </li> </ul> </li> <li>11 take aways from An Elegant Puzzle - <a href="https://twitter.com/joshua_hornby/status/1347865100242350081">https://twitter.com/joshua_hornby/status/1347865100242350081</a> </li> <li>Find me on <a href="https://twitter.com/joshua_hornby">Twitter - @joshua_hornby</a> </li> <li>If you like the show then you'll enjoy my <a href="https://joshhornby.com/newsletter">monthly newsletter</a>, it contains lots of interesting stuff related to <strong>software engineering</strong> &amp; <strong>tech leadership</strong>.</li> </ul>

3 Tips for Efficient Software Project Management

<strong>Show Notes:</strong><ul> <li>You can find my thoughts on <a href="https://joshhornby.com/blog/managing-software-projects">managing software projects</a> on my blog</li> <li>Find me on <a href="https://twitter.com/joshua_hornby">Twitter - @joshua_hornby</a> </li> <li>If you like the show then you'll enjoy my <a href="https://joshhornby.com/newsletter">monthly newsletter</a>, it contains lots of interesting stuff related to <strong>software engineering</strong> &amp; <strong>tech leadership</strong>.</li> </ul>

Book Review: 5 Takeaways from The Manager's Path by Camille Fournier

<strong>Show Notes:</strong><ul> <li>Buy "The Manager's Path" on Amazon - <a href="https://amzn.to/3syl1V3">https://amzn.to/3syl1V3</a> </li> <li>Find me on <a href="https://twitter.com/joshua_hornby">Twitter - @joshua_hornby</a> </li> <li>If you like the show then you'll enjoy my <a href="https://joshhornby.com/newsletter">monthly newsletter</a>, it contains lots of interesting stuff related to <strong>software engineering</strong> &amp; <strong>tech leadership</strong>.</li> </ul>

1-to-1 Meeting Advice for Software Development Managers

<strong>Show Notes:</strong><ul> <li>Find me on <a href="https://twitter.com/joshua_hornby">Twitter - @joshua_hornby</a> </li> <li>If you like the show then you'll enjoy my <a href="https://joshhornby.com/newsletter">monthly newsletter</a>, it contains lots of interesting stuff related to <strong>software engineering</strong> &amp; <strong>tech leadership</strong>.</li> </ul>

Ship More Features With This Development Strategy

<strong>Show Notes:</strong><ul> <li>Find me on <a href="https://twitter.com/joshua_hornby">Twitter - @joshua_hornby</a> </li> <li>If you like the show then you'll enjoy my <a href="https://joshhornby.com/newsletter">monthly newsletter</a>, it contains lots of interesting stuff related to <strong>software engineering</strong> &amp; <strong>tech leadership</strong>.</li> </ul>